We design and make award-winning wooden surfboards and have been featured in national and international television and press.

James has taken to the stage to inspire others to follow their hearts, reconnect to their hands and deepen their connection to the natural world and he’s been interviewed on a number of podcasts too.

Through the act of making, we connect with individuals, groups of friends and families to inspire them to learn new skills and push their comfort zones, reconnect with themselves and the natural world and most importantly share in the love and joy of life together.

Otter Surfboard BBC Back To The Land


We have been featured on a number of television programmes, including Countryfile (BBC), Escape to the Country (BBC), Back to the Land (BBC), Made in Britain (ITV) and How It’s Made (Discovery Channel).

If you’d like us to feature on your programme, contact us and we can work out the best day(s) for filming.

wood and surfboards outside the otter workshop


Over the years, we have been honoured to feature in a number of prominent national and international publications, including The Guardian, The Telegraph, GQ, Country Living, Coast Magazine, Oceanographic and Another Escape.

We have also featured in a number of surf publications, including The Surfer’s Journal, The Surfer’s Path, MagicSeaWeed and Wavelength.

If you’d like to write about us, or publish any of our journal articles, get in touch and we’ll do what we can to help.

James Otter holding his book Do Make in the Otter Surfboards Workshop


James has written his own book, Do Make, which explores the lessons, experiences and memorable moments from the ten years of running Otter Surfboards and sharing the fun of making our wooden surfboards.

We’ve also been featured in a number of books, such as Dan Kieran’s The Surfboard, Gestalten’s Surf Odyssey, The With Love Project,  The Little Book of Surfing, I Love The Seaside, Be Maker, Be Happy and Make:Cornwall.

Reach out if you’d like us to feature in your book.

James Otter Tedx Brighton Make Your Own Surfboard 2014


James has taken to the stage to inspire others to follow their hearts, reconnect to their hands and deepen their connection to the natural world at events such as Tedx Brighton, TheGlobal Wave Conference and Talisker’s Wilderness Bar.

“I love connecting with an audience to spread the memorable moments that I have had at the helm of Otter Surfboards.”

If you’d like to book James to inspire your audience, get in touch with him directly.

James Otter and Matt Barr portrait for Looking Sideways Podcast


Over the years, we’ve been lucky enough to be interviewed for a few podcasts.

If you want to learn more about us, our surfboards and why we do what we do, dig a little deeper and listen to the episodes by hitting the link to our podcasts page.

If you’re keen to interview James for your podcast, get in touch.

ADPT Film grab Alan Stokes x Otter Surfboards wooden surfboard Alan on the rocks


If a picture paints a thousand words…

We’ve been fortunate to have been interviewed and featured on multiple TV shows as well as working on some exciting collaborations over the years.

Have an idea for a film project? Get in touch

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